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Municipality of the District of Chester
Fire & Emergency Response

The Commissioners for the Fire Protection for Blandford (District 1) hosted an appreciation dinner at the Blandford Community Center on May 4, 2019 to express their gratitude to the volunteer firefighters and medical first responders of Blandford Fire Rescue for their hard work and dedication to the safety of their community. Our volunteer first responders are on call for you all year long, every day and night, responding to emergencies with no remuneration and little recognition. 

The evening was especially dedicated to Firefighter Lloyd Publicover who recently surpassed a tremendous milestone of 50 years of active fire service with Blandford Fire Rescue. Lloyd was presented with special certificates of appreciation and his 50 year medals from the Blandford Fire Rescue, Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments and the Office of the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal. Congratulations and sincere appreciation of his many years of dedication to his community were expressed by all in attendance.

Department Presentation 

Fire Chief Mike Schnare and Firefighter Sara Gammon congratulate Lloyd on 50 years of service.

 Federal Presentation

 MP Bernadette Jordon presents the Federal certificate and service medal. 

Provincial Presentation

MLA Hugh Mackay presents the Provincial Certificate.

Municipal Presentation 

District 1 Councillor Marshal Hector and Fire Services Coordinator Bruce Blackwood present the Municipal awards.

Fire Marshal Presentation

Deputy Fire Marshal Andrew Wentzell presents a certificate from the Office of the NS Fire Marshal